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Call Me Curious

English, Social, 1 season, 69 episodes, 1 day, 13 hours, 50 minutes
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New episodes come out every Thursday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Is sugar really more addictive than cocaine? Does intermittent fasting work? Should I buy crypto? We’re all on 24-7 information overload, on our news feeds, in our inboxes, on TikTok… it’s hard to know what is real and what isn’t. Every week on CALL ME CURIOUS, Nikki Boyer (Dying for Sex, The Daily Smile) and friends like Mr. Malone are going to dive into all the things you’ve heard about, but don’t really know about. That’s right - No more nodding along at parties or running into the bathroom to Google, “Why do people get nipple rings?” We’ll learn and laugh as we explore life’s little mysteries, the internet’s hot topics, and burning gotta-know questions.
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Listen Now: Lemme Say This

What’s the greatest celebrity notes app apology of all time? Who is Hollywood’s most divorced man? And which society is torturing the poets? Wanna know the answers, but have no time to scour the internet all day? Well, Peyton Dix and Hunter Harris have your back. These two beacons of truth and connoisseurs of mess have been bonded for over a decade, sharing the traumas of a crappy Boston dorm room and a pitiful Brooklyn dating scene. Now, these certified haters and internet carnivores are ready to cut your faves straight to the white meat.On Wondery’s newest show, Lemme Say This, you’re getting added to Hunter and Peyton’s group chat - a weekly conversation, going all-in on the pop culture news you didn’t realize you cared so much about. These best friends are chronically online so you don’t have to be. There’s nothing too niche or nosey. Listen to Lemme Say This ad-free: Wondery.fm/LemmeSayThisYou can also enjoy exclusive bonus content available only on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/27/20242 minutes, 59 seconds
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Listen Now: Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli

When Frank Farian first laid eyes on Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, he saw everything he wasn’t. They were handsome, young, and Black. But Frank had something they didn’t. He had power.So, Frank offered them a devil’s bargain. Almost overnight, Milli Vanilli’s debut album went five times platinum and scored a Grammy nomination. But when the lie at the center of their success started to unravel, Rob and Fab would discover the hard way the difference between star power and real power.From Wondery, Blame It on the Fame is a story about the lie that shot to #1 and what it cost to tell the truth. Hosted by Amanda Seales.Listen early and ad-free exclusively on Wondery+: Wondery.fm/BIOTF_MVSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/13/20244 minutes, 16 seconds
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Listen Now: The Competition

Every summer for the past seven decades, 50 high school seniors—one from every state—descend on Mobile, Alabama to take part in one of the country’s most lucrative scholarship competitions for teen girls. The Competition takes you behind the scenes of the Distinguished Young Women (DYW) program, and follows seven girls as they experience the highs and lows of competing for two weeks, away from home and under the most high-stress circumstances. Some girls enter for the money, some for prestige. All of them are used to being the best and the brightest. But only one will walk away with the top prize.Host Shima Oliaee (Dolly Parton’s America, Pink Card) was Nevada’s contestant in 2001. More than 20 years later, she returns to Alabama as a judge. What can two weeks with 50 of the country’s most ambitious teens tell us about girlhood in America?Listen to The Competition on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all episodes early and ad-free right now on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Start your free trial by visiting Wondery.fm/The_Competition now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/29/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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Listen Now: Scamfluencers

To anyone who grew up in the 2000s, Martha Stewart is probably more famous for going to jail than for her pumpkin pie. But there’s so much more to her story. And her saga lets us crack into the value of women’s work, the shifting nature of celebrity over the 2000s, and the most American scam of all: obscene wealth. Scamfluencers is a weekly podcast from Wondery that takes you along the twists and turns of some of the most infamous scams of all time, the impact on victims, and what’s left once the facade falls away.This is just a preview of Scamfluencers. Listen to the full episode wherever you get your podcasts, or at wondery.fm/scamfluencers-marthastewart. For more deep dive and daily business content listen to Wondery – the destination for business podcasts. With shows like How I Built This, Business Wars, The Best One Yet, Business Movers and many more, Wondery Means Business.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/2/20245 minutes, 11 seconds
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Listen Now: The Cat in the Hat Cast

Hold on tight and prepare to be whisked away on a weekly adventure with Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat! In a world full of delightful mix-ups and exhilarating mayhem, the mischievous Cat takes the reins and enlightens the ever-cautious Fish on the art of hosting a perfectly poised podcast. Featuring alphabet song sing-a-longs, tremendous tongue-twisters, and wondrous wordplay, you'll be left guessing what surprises The Cat will pull out of his hat next. Listen to new episodes of The Cat in the Hat Cast here.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/4/20246 minutes, 5 seconds
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Listen Now: Academy - Featuring Myha'la

Welcome to Bishop Gray Academy, a world of high-stakes and cut-throat competition. Academy, a riveting coming-of-age audio drama co-produced by AT WILL MEDIA and Wondery, follows the story of Ava Richards, a scholarship student who transfers to Bishop Gray, one of the most elite and competitive boarding schools in America. As Ava tries to find her place in this high-pressure environment, she soon crosses paths with an underground society known as The Night of the Wolf, which caters to the school's wealthiest students and enforces strict secrecy. With trust in short supply, Ava must navigate a dangerous and alluring world where friendships will be tested, romances will bloom, and ambitions cut short.  Listen to Academy: Wondery.fm/Academy_See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/29/20246 minutes, 12 seconds
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Listen Now: Even the Royals

For real life royals, the crown jewels can be more like shiny handcuffs. There are expectations and rules – and if you break them, the consequences are big, and very public. And no, we’re not just talking about Harry and Meghan. There are royal families and wild royal tales from around the world and throughout history that you have never heard before. From Wondery comes the latest from Even the Rich co-hosts Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams. Even the Royals takes us inside the cloistered world of royal families, past and present, where wealth and status often come at the expense of your freedom – and maybe even your life. In these stories, very human emotions, like jealousy, love, disgust, have the power to reshape the world.  This is just a preview of Even the Royals. Listen to the full episode wherever you get your podcasts, or at wondery.fm/eventheroyals.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/8/20247 minutes, 41 seconds
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Listen Now: 'Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show

Cuddly as a cactus and charming as an eel, he’s your new favorite snarky talk show host. Join The Grinch (and his faithful dog Max) each week as he rants against Christmas cheer and roasts celebrity guests like chestnuts on an open fire. Starring Saturday Night Live’s James Austin Johnson as the notorious curmudgeon and broadcasting straight from Who-Ville, will The Grinch send these famous folks back down Mt. Crumpit, or will they soften his stance against Christmas and grow his heart three sizes? Grab your hot cocoa and cozy slippers and listen along to find out!Follow 'Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to episodes of 'Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show early and ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus. Listen now: Wondery.fm/GrinchSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/6/20235 minutes, 4 seconds
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Listen Now: Wow in the World

Did you know that spider silk can help save the planet and drawing eyes on cow butts protects cows from predators?! Well you and the curious kids in your life can learn all about these AMAZING scientific discoveries and more on the Wow in the World podcast.The #1 podcast for curious kids and their grownups Wow in the World transforms every car ride into a scientific adventure. Join hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz as they dive into the latest scientific discoveries, innovations, and stories guaranteed to make everyone say WOW!Listen to Wow in the World here.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/23/20235 minutes, 50 seconds
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Listen Now: The Great Creators

The Great Creators is back for another season of great conversations about creativity with some of the most celebrated actors, musicians and performers of our time. Every week, Guy Raz (creator of How I Built This) leads a deep dive conversation with someone at the top of their game. From conquering stage fright to learning to be more present and focused, you'll learn how each guest mastered their craft and ultimately became more successful in life. This season, you’ll hear from Kelly Clarkson, legendary DJ and producer Mark Ronson, Carly Rae Jepsen and so many more.Follow THE GREAT CREATORS on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to THE GREAT CREATORS early and ad-free right now on Wondery Plus: Wondery.fm/TGCSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/25/20237 minutes, 40 seconds
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Listen now: Infamous International: The Pink Panthers Story

This is Infamous International: The Pink Panthers Story, the first true crime limited podcast series from Exactly Right Media, home of My Favorite Murder. Over the course of nine episodes, you’ll be introduced to the Pink Panthers, the world’s most notorious jewel thieves who emerge from the aftermath of the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. Every Thursday you’ll get another piece of the story, hearing from journalists, experts and eyewitnesses, about the shadowy Serbian crime syndicate that specializes in elaborate smash-and-grab heists that take place in only minutes, but net millions.You’re going to hear a clip of Infamous International: The Pink Panthers Story from “Episode One: Heist at the Wafi Mall,” in which we are introduced to three of the Pink Panthers and hear how they made international headlines AND most wanted lists. If you like what you hear, follow Infamous International: The Pink Panthers Story wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen early and ad-free on Amazon Music or Wondery app: Wondery.fm/IIPPSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/14/20235 minutes, 58 seconds
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Listen Now – The Big Flop

Every big moment starts with a big dream. But what happens when that big dream turns out to be an even bigger failure?Each week on Wondery’s new podcast The Big Flop, host Misha Brown is joined by different comedians to chronicle some of the biggest failures and blunders in pop culture history. Each episode will have you thinking to yourself, why in the world did this get made?!This is just a preview of The Big Flop. You can listen to the full episode wherever you get your podcasts, or at wondery.fm/thebigflop.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/28/20236 minutes, 24 seconds
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Listen Now - Think Twice: Michael Jackson

More than a decade since Michael Jackson’s death, his legacy remains complicated and unresolved. Think Twice: Michael Jackson is an exploration of the King of Pop’s life and impact – and an investigation into why his global influence continues to endure, despite the disturbing allegations against him. In this ten-part series, journalists Leon Neyfakh and Jay Smooth bring you a new perspective on the Michael Jackson story, based on dozens of original interviews with people who watched it unfold from up close.Listen wherever you listen to podcasts. You can binge all ten episodes of Think Twice: Michael Jackson, ad-free on the Amazon Music or Audible: Wondery.fm/Think_TwiceSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/14/20237 minutes, 48 seconds
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Listen Now: Terribly Famous

Wouldn’t you love to be a famous? Money. Red carpets. Adoring fans. Did we mention the money? But you’re also on a tightrope. Because when everyone’s watching, you’re only one misstep away from it all going terribly wrong. It’s like Rihanna said: there's a long way to fall when you're so far from earth. Join hosts Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini in Wondery’s new show Terribly Famous, taking you right inside the lives of our most iconic stars. From homegrown diva Adele to the regular guys who make up the world’s biggest boyband. After all, it’s fun to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – especially when they’re Manolos.New episodes come out on Tuesdays for free. Listen to new episodes early and ad-free on Amazon Music or by subscribing to Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/31/20239 minutes, 46 seconds
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Wondery Presents: Don’t Panic with Anthony Atamanuik

Staying alive in the most ridiculous situations keeps comedian Anthony Atamanuik up at night. If you’re attacked by a swarm of killer bees, do you lay on the ground and play dead? Climb up a tree? Jump into the nearest body of water with a little straw poking out as a breathing apparatus? We could find ourselves caught in a million wild situations, and if you don’t know what to do, you might not make it out alive! On Don’t Panic, Wondery’s new comedy show, super-worrier Anthony Atamanuik brings to life our most irrational fears and anxieties with some of the funniest people on the planet. Along the way, guests will also share what keeps them doom scrolling on their phones, and learn what to do in every ridiculous, worst-case scenario situation that couldn’t possibly happen in real life. Or could it? Enjoy Don’t Panic on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to Don’t Panic early and ad-free on Wondery Plus. Join Wondery Plus in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts: http://wondery.fm/Dont_Panic See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/10/20237 minutes, 37 seconds
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Listen Now: Near Death - Nikki Boyer’s New Podcast!

Nikki Boyer created the podcast Dying For Sex, which was named Podcast of the Year by the Ambies. Now, she's introducing us to Reverend Peggy, who has been present for the final moments of nearly 2,000 people. A lead chaplain at one of the world’s most renowned hospitals, Peggy shares with Nikki the most riveting end-of-life stories from her 20-year career in spiritual care, with one goal in mind: to help everyone be a little less afraid of death. In this premiere episode, Nikki shares the wild, supernatural moments leading up to her best friend Molly’s death and the odd thing Molly asked Nikki to do for her after she died. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/20/202359 minutes, 10 seconds
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What’s Nikki Up To? A New Podcast Series!

If you were expecting some sad, depressing podcast about death - this isn’t it! Welcome to “Near Death”, where creator Nikki Boyer introduces us to Reverend Peggy, who has been present for the final moments of nearly two thousand people - including Molly Kochan, from Nikki’s award-winning Wondery series, “Dying For Sex.” A lead chaplain at one of the world’s most renowned hospitals, Peggy shares with Nikki interesting and life-affirming stories from her twenty year career. Get ready to laugh, cry and hear about angels, vampires, ghosts and more! “Near Death” is available now, wherever you get your podcasts!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/14/20232 minutes, 30 seconds
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Wondery Presents - Flipping The Bird: Elon vs Twitter

When Elon Musk posted a video of himself arriving at Twitter HQ carrying a white sink along with the message “let that sink in!” It marked the end of a dramatic takeover. Musk had gone from Twitter critic to “Chief Twit” in the space of just a few months but his arrival didn’t put an end to questions about his motives. Musk had earned a reputation as a business maverick. From PayPal to Tesla to SpaceX, his name was synonymous with big, earth-shattering ideas. So, what did he want with a social media platform? And was this all really in the name of free speech...or was this all in the name of Elon Musk? From Wondery, the makers of WeCrashed and In God We Lust, comes the wild story of how the richest man alive took charge of the world’s “digital public square.”Listen to Flipping The Bird: Wondery.fm/FTB_CMCSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/1/20234 minutes, 51 seconds
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Introducing - That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast from the Exactly Right network, home of the hit podcast My Favorite Murder. Each week on the true crime comedy podcast, comedians and amateur detectives Liza Treyger and Kara Klenk break down episodes of Law & Order: SVU, do a deep dive into the true crimes they're based on and interview actors and producers from the episode.With more than 100 episodes in its catalog, That's Messed Up: An SVU podcast has something for die-hard fans and casual SVU watchers alike. They've interviewed countless actors from the series, including cast members BD Wong and Kelli Giddish and guest stars Meghann Fahy and Lou Diamond Phillips.You're going to hear a clip from episode 118 of That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast called “Chasing Theo” about the disappearance of Melissa Brannen and the Goldman child abduction case.If you like what you hear, follow That's Messed Up: An SVU podcast wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen early and ad-free on the Amazon Music or Wondery app. Wondery.fm/TMU_CMCSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/10/20235 minutes, 32 seconds
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Wondery Presents: Stolen Hearts

Sergeant Jill Evans is a small town cop in Wales with an impressive record in her job, and a less than impressive record in her love life. After three engagements, two divorces and one affair, she’s beginning to worry that love is only true in fairy tales. That is until she meets: Dean. He’s a wealthy beauty entrepreneur with his own range of toiletries.Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl. They kiss and fall in love. Roll credits.But that would be boring, wouldn’t it? Instead, this is a love story like no other. It’s all going so well for Jill and Dean, until Halloween night, when Dean disappears. And Sgt. Jill is left to pick up the pieces.From Wondery and Novel, comes a new series. Hosted by Kerry Godliman.Follow Stolen Hearts on Amazon Music of wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App. Listen to Stolen Hearts: Wondery.fm/SH_CMCSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/6/20235 minutes, 13 seconds
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Can an Open Relationship Save Your Marriage? | 48

Love! Everybody wants to find it. However, keeping up a relationship can sometimes be just as difficult as finding one. We try everything to stoke the fire that might be burning out - so could the answer be to throw another log on the fire? Nikki and Malone ask the burning question: "Can an open relationship save your marriage?" They speak with a polyamorous couple who share how an open relationship works for them. They are joined by Dr. Amy Moors, an assistant professor of psychology and a research fellow at the Kinsey Institute, who is an expert on consensual nonmonogamy.Please support us by supporting our sponsors.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/2/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Are You Oversharing on Social Media? | 47

Are you one of the 4.7 billion people who use social media on a daily basis? While some people still keep a diary, others feel compelled to announce and show every detail of their life on social media. We are curious and interested in the lives of friends and family but do they really need to tell us what they had for lunch or how horrible their breakup was - with photos! How much is okay to share? Host Nikki Boyer and Co-Host Mr. Malone talk with Sarah Bregel, a writer, and self-described oversharer whose article about the end of her marriage went viral. Then they speak with Dr. Nina Vasan, a psychiatrist, and pioneer in digital mental health innovation, to get to bottom of why people overshare and how to use social media in a healthy way.Please support us by supporting our sponsors.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/26/202351 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is a Dry January Worth It? | 46

It's a new year and time to make resolutions. Are you thinking about giving up alcohol for the month of January? If you like the idea of more energy, better sleep, weight loss and a lot more dollars in your pocket - then "Dry January" might just be the resolution you're looking for. Nikki and Malone talk with author Hilary Sheinbaum to learn about her first hand experience of booting the booze for January. And Dr. Joseph Volpicelli from the Volpicelli Center for Addiction joins the mix to talk about the mental and physical benefits of a sober new year.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/19/202344 minutes, 35 seconds
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Is Microdosing Mushrooms Magic for Your Health? (ENCORE) | 45

Psychedelics were originally designed to blow your mind, but new studies suggest they can also help fix it! Can small doses of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) help people manage depression and anxiety better than pharmaceutical remedies? Host Nikki Boyer, Dr. Matt Johnson (professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University), and Kayse Gheret (founder of Microdosing for Healing) discuss how a tiny intake of psilocybin can have powerful, long-lasting, positive effects.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/12/202341 minutes, 1 second
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Is It Time To Quit Your Job? (ENCORE) | 44

Are you tired of low pay, long commutes, lots of stress and feeling unappreciated and unfulfilled? Maybe it's time to quit your job! Many Americans are doing just that. It's being called "The Great Resignation." The post-pandemic exodus of workers moving away from unfulfilling jobs in search of an opportunity that gives them a sense of purpose and personal satisfaction. Nikki and Malone talk with career coach Jess Wass as well as a positive psychology expert Robert Mack to help you decide whether it's time to give notice.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/5/202346 minutes, 24 seconds
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Are You Throwing Away Free Money? (ENCORE) | 43

Is your mailbox flooded with credit card junk mail promising free money? There’s cash back, 0% interest, sign-up bonuses, reward points. The come-ons keep on coming! Well, Nikki and Mr. Malone know exactly what you’re thinking — ‘cause they’re thinking it too. Are we missing out on some valuable free stuff? That’s where character actor and self-described money nerd, Chip Chinery of “Chip’s Money Tips,” and the founder of Clever Girl Finance, Bola Sokunbi, come in. They’ll help put our credit questions in perspective, offering up some amazing I-can’t-believe-I-didn’t-think-of-that! financial hacks along with some cool credit wisdom we all can use. Now THAT sounds too good to be true!Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/29/202252 minutes, 57 seconds
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Do All Christmas Traditions Actually Come from Christmas? (And Other Holiday Tradition Mysteries) | 42

So what’s up with eggnog? And why is there a tree in my living room? Christmas is overflowing with traditions. Things you do, eat, drink, sing and wear. Things you look forward to all year long. (Unless, of course, you’ve been naughty!) But why? Most Christmastime rituals are things we just go with. No questions asked, right? But, hey, this is Call Me Curious! So… we’re gonna ask!! Join Nikki and Malone, with the help of “Christmas Past” podcaster Brian Earl and journalist/writer/historian Alex Palmer as they unpack Christmas traditions here and around the world. Please pass the Italian fried eel!Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/22/20221 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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Do All Those Letters to Santa Make it to the North Pole? | 41

Have you ever written a letter to Santa and sent it off to the North Pole, hoping he gets it? Well, Nikki and Malone have a little gift for you. They welcome filmmaker Dana Nachman, whose documentary film "Dear Santa" dives into just how the United States Postal Service makes sure those letters reach Santa each year! And ‘tis the season to... yep!... talk to an "elf." One of Santa’s best helpers, Michael Munoz, talks about his magical experience making sure children’s wishes make it to the North Pole — and under the Christmas tree. Find out how you can help Santa, too!Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/15/202249 minutes, 31 seconds
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Is There a Way to Keep Your Brain 'Young' and Healthy as You Age? | 40

Talk about a brain freeze! There was a time when “cryonics” — the technology of freezing human brains (and other body parts) — was the latest craze to preserve our minds in the hope of one day being defrosted and put into a younger body. That’s some weird science! But we all understand why, right? The average 70+ years most of us have on this earth just isn’t enough... and it sucks that our minds and bodies break down along the way. Yet some lucky ones stay mentally sharp into their 80s, 90s… even to 100! But it’s not luck that keeps some healthy and mentally fit. And that’s got Nikki and Malone asking the burning question: How can we keep our brains young? With a little help from healthy brain researcher Dr. Ana Daugherty and octogenarian comedian and lawyer Anita Milner, we’ll find out how to keep our beautiful minds humming along.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/8/202248 minutes, 8 seconds
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Are Dates on Food Just BS? (ENCORE) | 39

Can I still eat this? We’ve all been tempted by food that's past its posted freshness date. While many people worry about illness or the yuck-factor and toss food out, others trust their noses and look for ways to not waste food. But seriously — what does 'Best by,' 'Sell by,' and 'Use by' dates even mean? On this episode, Nikki and Mr. Malone enter the mysterious world of food labeling. And with food safety expert Dr. Robert Brackett as their guide through our refrigerators and cupboards, they'll find out if the dates on our food are really just BS.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/1/202251 minutes, 5 seconds
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Should Every Neighborhood Have a Community Fridge? | 38

“Imagine there's no hunger. It's easy if you try." Well, you actually don’t have to imagine places where the gift of food is available to all — whoever you are and whenever you need it. They actually exist! Community fridges are an amazing grassroots-y answer to the food insecurity that many people experience every day. Join Nikki and Malone along with the founder of Denver’s Community Fridge Project, Eli Zain, and LA restaurant owner, Ana Perez, to dig into how hunger’s being tackled with love, trust and respect one neighborhood at a time.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/24/202244 minutes, 17 seconds
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Can You Get Through the Holidays Without a Family Fight? | 37

Everybody ready to play holiday family feud?! There’s just no way around it — holidays with the fam can be overwhelming, unnerving, and sometimes just downright explosive! Why do we go at it with the ones we love and how can we survive the minefield of raw emotions, loose cannons, and inappropriate attitudes? Well, Nikki and Malone are getting professional help on the age-old tradition of walking on holiday eggshells with Associate Professor of Couple & Family Counseling, Dr. Laura Tejada. And our own Dax Jordan and his wife Kristin Wall join the convo, too, for a wild ride through their own holiday hoopla.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/17/202252 minutes, 9 seconds
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Are We Ready for Lab Grown Meat? | 36

We’ve got the meats! Don’t look now, but your favorite burger, steak, turkey dinner, and fried chicken are poised to go full-on sci-fi in the not-so-distant future. Lab grown meat is coming for you, carnivores. But are you ready for it? Nikki and Malone investigate the pros, the cons, and the sorta creepy possibilities with reporter Joe Fassler and UC Davis biotech researcher Dr. Denneal Jamison-McClung. Is lab grown meat really the future of what's for dinner?Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/10/202244 minutes, 11 seconds
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Are You Ready for the Apocalypse? | 35

Wait! Surviving doomsday isn’t just about hoarding toilet paper?! The practice of prepping for disasters is a real thing. And that fellow shopper with a cart full of water, batteries, and canned food? Well, they could be a prepper! Even if they're not the stereotypical macho dude who wants "The Walking Dead" to be non-fiction. So with everything going on in the world right now, it's a great time for Nikki and Malone to talk to author Diane Vukovic about safe and sane prep for the next big emergency. Are you prepared to survive the Apocalypse?Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/3/202249 minutes, 8 seconds
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Is Halloween for Kids Anymore? | 34

So what are you gonna be for Halloween? For adults in the not-too-distant past, the answer was easy: Nothing! But wow have things changed, right? Grade-schoolers trick-or-treating in rubber masks and homemade costumes are being replaced by grown-ups getting their full Halloween on! Well, Nikki and Malone have noticed. So they’re asking sociology professor Linus Owens (who’s currently working on a book on the cultural history of Halloween!) and Goth comedian & Halloween expert Virginia Jones to scare up an answer to the creepy question: Is Halloween for kids anymore?Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/27/202247 minutes, 43 seconds
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Are You Living With Ghosts? | 33

Creaks, moans, and eerie shivers down your spine keeping you up? With Halloween coming fast, it’s the perfect time to reconsider whether “the house is settling” — or if the neighbors are at it again. Just maybe there's something truly spooooooky afoot. That’s why Nikki and Malone are talking to a couple with a real-life ghost story to tell. And they’ll try to get to the bottom of it all with renown paranormal investigator and former star of TV’s “Ghost Stalkers,” John E.L. Tenney. So, are we all living with ghosts?Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/20/202257 minutes, 31 seconds
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Can Aphrodisiacs Really Turn You On? (ENCORE) | 32

Nikki gets to the bottom of the age-old question about whether particular foods can actually stimulate our sexual desire. Her friend Mr. Malone joins her on the mission. When some people on the street can’t offer a satisfying answer, Nikki and Malone turn to an expert. (ENCORE)Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/13/202231 minutes, 21 seconds
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Can the New 9-8-8 Crisis Lifeline Help Save Lives? | 31

There’s a new number in town! One that’s so needed, and so ready to be there for us when we need it most. It’s 9-8-8. The brand new nationwide hotline number for those in emergency mental health crisis. Just three simple numbers are the lifeline you won’t forget – and that won’t forget you. On this episode of Call Me Curious, Nikki and Malone talk to Chief Officer of the new 988 Lifeline, Dr. John Draper, and mental health activist Dior Vargas about the hardships of mental health crisis, the power of crisis support, and the creation of a brand new way to make a healthy connection day or night. Let’s get the 4-1-1 on 9-8-8!New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/6/202248 minutes, 55 seconds
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Can Sex Toys Help or Harm Your Sex Life? | 30

Let the good vibes roll! Sex toys are a global phenomena, racking up more than $35 BILLION dollars in annual sales and… well… growing. They've gone from deep in the back of mom's closet, right into the mainstream spotlight. And sexperts say using one can be like waving a magic wand over your sex life. Nikki & Malone get the buzzzz on all-things sex toys with author, sociologist and sexologist Dr. Carol Queen and find out — can sex toys help or harm your sex life? This ep will definitely hit the spot.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/29/202248 minutes, 33 seconds
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Is America's Love Affair with Pumpkin Spice Finally Over? | 29

When Starbuck's introduced the Pumpkin Spice Latte nearly two decades ago, no one knew it would ignite such a major cultural firestorm (albeit a very cozy, comforting one). How did a seasonal drink, which almost got nixed in the planning stages, get so popular? And after years of copycat product fatigue, is America's love affair with Pumpkin Spice finally over? Nikki and Malone get spicy with food historian Heather Arndt Anderson. They're also joined by dietician Connie Weissmuller to see if there are health benefits to the PSL. And journalist Jael Goldfine stirs it up with the steamy cultural impact of the Pumpkin Spice Latte.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/22/202239 minutes, 27 seconds
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Can Your Dating App Predict Chemistry? (ENCORE) | 28

Is finding your soulmate as simple as entering some info into an app? Can romantic chemistry be broken down into 1's and 0's? You've got a date with Nikki Boyer as she talks to dating expert and fellow Wondery podcaster Sydnee Paige (Sydnee in the Sheets) who uses multiple dating apps to find love in New York City. Then Nikki and Malone find out what determines that spark between two people when they talk to a chemistry expert and advisor to Match.com. Plus, an expert on algorithms explains how dating apps use science and math to find you love.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/15/202245 minutes, 41 seconds
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Are We Alone in the Universe? | 27

In a galaxy far, far away — something AMAZING is happening! NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is beaming back to us un-be-liev-able photos of deep space. And you don’t have to be someone with a light saber and a cape to appreciate what we’re learning about our big, beautiful universe. What we’re all seeing for the first time makes it pretty hard to believe there isn’t some kind of intelligent life out there in the stars somewhere. So are we alone? Is Earth the only game in town? Nikki and Malone ponder the possibilities with astrophysicist and Webb Telescope team member Dr. Marcia Rieke, and science comedian (yes… he is!) Brian Malow.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/8/202243 minutes, 49 seconds
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Is Love at First Sight a Real Thing? | 26

Is that really my soul-mate across the room?! Go on, admit it. You’ve asked yourself this question before. Most of us have been struck by the electric sensation of powerful instant attraction. You lock eyes, the music rises, butterflies take flight in your stomach, and you just know. But is it love? Or is it just good old lust -- mixed with a little imagination and a whole lot of wishful thinking? Well, that’s our question today. Does ‘love at first sight’ really exist? To find some answers, Nikki and Malone explore the possibilities with relationship expert Dr. Marisa Cohen, and interview an amazing love struck couple who have a love at first sight story to share.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/1/202244 minutes, 4 seconds
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Do You Really Need 8 Hours of Sleep? | 25

We’ve been hearing it for-ev-er: Get 8 hours of sleep. It’s been drilled into our heads for so long that we just accept it, right? But maybe we shouldn’t. Like, that’s a 1/3 of our day spent unconscious! Do we really need that much shut-eye? Would it be healthier to get less – or maybe more? Well, Nikki and comedian Dax Jordan are wide awake to the fact they have no idea what the truth is. And that’s why they’re joined by sleep expert (SleepSpace founder) Dr. Dan Gartenberg – AKA Doctor Snooze – to explore the science of sleep, and get some dreamy tips for improving our slumber.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/25/202242 minutes, 32 seconds
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Can That Song Stuck in Your Head Help Your Memory? | 24

Can getting a song stuck in your head actually be a good thing? It sure doesn’t feel that way… as you sing the Hot Pockets jingle for the 2000th time! But new studies suggest “earworms” can actually be a boon to your brain. Today Nikki and Malone welcome cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Petr Janata to find out how those annoying musical loops that will.not.go.away affect our memory and our overall psychological health. Plus: tips on flushing an earworm out when, to paraphrase Kylie Minogue, you just can’t get it out of your head.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/18/202239 minutes, 34 seconds
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Could You Fall Prey To A Cult? (ENCORE) | 23

How do you recognize the signs of a cultic relationship? Could you already be in over your head and not even realize it? Actor and model Hoyt Richards knows firsthand, and tells Nikki all about his harrowing 20 year experience of being slowly brainwashed by a charismatic cult leader. Plus, learn the warning signs of how to recognize if you're in a similar toxic relationship and don't even know it.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Support us by supporting our sponsors! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/11/202240 minutes, 43 seconds
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Does Intermittent Fasting Work? (ENCORE) | 22

Fad diets come and go, and Nikki's tried just about all of them, including intermittent fasting. She talks with someone who has seen weight-loss success by only eating certain hours of the day. Then Nikki goes to the doctor -- Dr. Ethan Weiss, to be precise -- to get to the bottom of whether the benefits of intermittent fasting can be scientifically proven.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/4/202237 minutes, 22 seconds
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Are Drag Queens Doing More Than Performing? | 21

Jujubee is everywhere! The amazing drag queen, reality TV personality (Ru Paul’s Drag Race) and recording artist stopped by to talk to Nikki and Mr. Malone about her life, her rise to fame, and her new sexy Wondery podcast, Queen of Hearts. The new blind date game show that’s anything but a drag! So does Juju think the art of drag is more than just performance? Get ready for the funny, feisty answer.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/28/202239 minutes, 25 seconds
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Is It Time To Quit Your Job? | 20

Are you tired of low pay, long commutes, lots of stress and feeling unappreciated and unfulfilled? Maybe it's time to quit your job! Many Americans are doing just that. It's being called "The Great Resignation." The post-pandemic exodus of workers moving away from unfulfilling jobs in search of an opportunity that gives them a sense of purpose and personal satisfaction. Nikki and Malone talk with a career coach as well as a positive psychology expert to help you decide whether it's time to give notice.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/21/202245 minutes, 42 seconds
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Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine? (ENCORE) | 19

Sugar is everywhere around us. It's a reward, it's baked into every celebration we have. But for some, it becomes a problem when that sweet treat we want turns into something we need. Nikki and Mr. Malone break down the science of our confectionery cravings with a neuroscientist to find out if sugar is more addictive than cocaine. Then a recovering sugar addict spills the sweet tea on her struggles with sugar.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/14/202235 minutes, 25 seconds
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Is Sexual Attraction Just Our Pheromones Going Nuts? | 18

Ever wonder what that certain "tingle" is you feel every Spring? You know what we mean. The weather gets warmer, the days get longer and suddenly love... or lust... is in the air. Ever wonder why that is? We all know it as Spring Fever. But what is it that turns us on and makes us happier in Springtime? Are our pheromones working overtime? Nikki and Malone are here to make sense of our mysterious yearnings. Joined by behavioral neuroscientist Charles Wysocki and Dr. Norman Rosenthal, the renowned researcher who brought us Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), they’re out to discover why we’re suddenly in the mood for love.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/7/202243 minutes, 36 seconds
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Is It Time to Dump Recycling? | 17

Are you a wish-cycler? Most people do their part to protect the environment by dumping basically everything that isn't food into their blue recycle bin. But is that what we’re really supposed to do? And are we making a difference? Nikki and Mr. Malone talk trash with Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe on how it all works, and the latest waste management innovations. Also joining the discussion is long-time recycling critic, journalist John Tierney. This episode is hot garbage — in a good way, of course!New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/30/202235 minutes, 11 seconds
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Is Pride More Than Just a Parade? | 16

Break out your best glitter, feathers, and leathers. And show some skin! It’s Pride Month! June is the designated dance party to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community. And straight (yes, we did!) from RuPaul's Drag Race and The Drew Barrymore Show, Nikki and Malone welcome the fabulous Ross Mathews — plus rainbow-wrapped pansexual podcast host Gina Finio. Get ready for a heartfelt, wide-open conversation on everything Pride. It’s so much more than a parade, right?!New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/23/202244 minutes, 2 seconds
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Are You Throwing Away Free Money? | 15

Is your mailbox flooded with credit card junk mail promising free money? There’s cash back, 0% interest, sign-up bonuses, reward points. The come-ons keep on coming! Well, Nikki and Mr. Malone know exactly what you’re thinking — ‘cause they’re thinking it too. Are we missing out on some valuable free stuff? That’s where character actor and self-described money nerd, Chip Chinery of “Chip’s Money Tips,” and the founder of Clever Girl Finance, Bola Sokunbi, come in. They’ll help put our credit questions in perspective, offering up some amazing I-can’t-believe-I-didn’t-think-of-that! financial hacks along with some cool credit wisdom we all can use. Now THAT sounds too good to be true!New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/16/202251 minutes, 59 seconds
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Are Dates on Food Just BS? | 14

Can I still eat this? We’ve all been tempted by food that's past its posted freshness date. While many people worry about illness or the yuck-factor and toss food out, others trust their noses and look for ways to not waste food. But seriously — what does 'Best by,' 'Sell by,' and 'Use by' dates even mean? On this episode, Nikki and Mr. Malone enter the mysterious world of food labeling. And with food safety expert Dr. Robert Brackett as their guide through our refrigerators and cupboards, they'll find out if the dates on our food are really just BS.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/9/202250 minutes, 22 seconds
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Could Your Neighbor Be a Witch? | 13

The witchy practice of Wicca has been called America's fastest growing religion. On TikTok, the hashtag #WitchTok has racked up over 20 BILLION views and counting. Suddenly it seems like witchcraft is hotter than a bubbling cauldron! This week, Nikki & Mr. Malone search for the source of this sorcery with Dr. Helen Berger, a leading expert on pagan faiths. And we also meet Bri Luna, aka The Hoodwitch, one of social media's most popular and influential practitioners of witchcraft, who shares her thoughts on what it's like to be a witch in the modern world. PLUS: The shocking… and sorta saucy… reason why witches ride brooms!New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/2/202246 minutes, 2 seconds
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Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day? | 12

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day"… but is it really? We’ve heard that saying so many times we assume it's true. In this episode Nikki & Mr. Malone turn to breakfast historian Heather Arndt Anderson to uncover the phrase’s unusual origins — and to see if the old adage stays crispy in milk! They're also joined by dietician Connie Weissmuller to discover the real health consequences of eating vs. skipping breakfast. PLUS, Cereal mascot pop quiz!New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/26/202241 minutes, 43 seconds
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Is Microdosing Mushrooms Magic for Your Health? | 11

Psychedelics were originally designed to blow your mind...but new studies suggest they can also help fix it! Can small doses of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) help people manage depression and anxiety better than pharmaceutical remedies? Host Nikki Boyer, Dr. Matt Johnson (professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University), and Kayse Gheret (founder of Microdosing for Healing) discuss how a tiny intake of psilocybin can have powerful, long-lasting, positive effects.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/19/202239 minutes, 57 seconds
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Could You Fall Prey To A Cult? | 10

How do you recognize the signs of a cultic relationship? Could you already be in over your head and not even realize it? Actor and model Hoyt Richards knows firsthand, and tells Nikki all about his harrowing 20 year experience of being slowly brainwashed by a charismatic cult leader. Plus, learn the warning signs of how to recognize if you're in a similar toxic relationship and don't even know it.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/12/202239 minutes, 52 seconds
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Is Cinco de Mayo Mexican Independence Day? | 9

For most Americans, Cinco De Mayo is merely one round in the Holy Trinity of Drinking Holidays - along with St. Patrick's Day and New Year's Eve. But is there more to the story? Nikki Boyer serves up giant, salt-rimmed glasses of history with Dr. David Hayes-Bautista (director of UCLA's Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture) and celebrated artist Lalo Alcaraz (creator of the comic strip "La Cucaracha"). They discuss the true, inspiring, David-and-Goliath story behind this festive annual North American celebration.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/5/202240 minutes, 6 seconds
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Can Your Dating App Predict Chemistry? | 8

Is finding your soulmate as simple as entering some info into an app? Can romantic chemistry be broken down into 1's and 0's? You've got a date with Nikki Boyer as she talks to dating expert and fellow Wondery podcaster Sydnee Paige (Sydnee in the Sheets) who uses multiple dating apps to find love in New York City. Then Nikki and Malone find out what determines that spark between two people when they talk to a chemistry expert and advisor to Match.com. Plus, an expert on algorithms explains how dating apps use science and math to find you love. New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/28/202244 minutes, 52 seconds
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What is Crypto and Should You Get Your Hands on Some? | 7

Everyone seems to be talking about Cryptocurrency these days, but do we really know enough to sink our hard-earned, old-fashioned regular money into it? Nikki is champing at the Bitcoin to learn more! She and Mr. Malone try to decrypt Crypto with the help of economist and 'futurist' Andy Busch.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/21/202234 minutes, 34 seconds
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Can You Buy Nothing And Get What You Want? | 6

Swapping is the new shopping! The Buy Nothing Project was created to reduce the massive impact regular retail shopping has on our environment, and increase a sense of local community. Nikki and Malone chat with the movements founders to find out exactly what they're all about and get the best freecycling tips money CAN'T buy.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/14/202235 minutes, 35 seconds
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Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine? | 5

Sugar is everywhere around us. It's a reward, it's baked into every celebration we have. But for some, it becomes a problem when that sweet treat we want turns into something we need. Nikki and Mr. Malone break down the science of our confectionery cravings with a neuroscientist to find out if sugar is more addictive than cocaine. Then a recovering sugar addict spills the sweet tea on her struggles with sugar.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/7/202234 minutes, 25 seconds
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Are Zoos Good or Bad for the Animals? | 4

Zoos have become a controversial topic in modern society. Nikki has long been conflicted about zoos and how they treat animals. Mr. Malone joins Nikki to talk to a zookeeper to figure out whether zoos are an inhumane relic of the past or an important link in the chain of education and conservation?New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/31/202228 minutes, 43 seconds
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Can Ouija Boards Reach the Other Side? | 3

If you've ever been to a slumber party, chances are you've been weirded out by a Ouija Board. Could this family game-closet classic actually be a landline to the Great Beyond? Nikki and Mr. Malone share a spirited discussion with a historian to get to the bottom of the history of Ouija boards. Then they talk to a medium who believes Ouija boards really work.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/24/202232 minutes, 10 seconds
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Does Intermittent Fasting Work? | 2

Fad diets come and go, and Nikki's tried just about all of them, including intermittent fasting. She talks with someone who has seen weight-loss success by only eating certain hours of the day. Then Nikki goes to the doctor -- Dr. Ethan Weiss, to be precise -- to get to the bottom of whether the benefits of intermittent fasting can be scientifically proven.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/17/202236 minutes, 35 seconds
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Can Aphrodisiacs Really Turn You On? | 1

In our very first episode, Nikki gets to the bottom of the age-old question about whether particular foods can actually stimulate our sexual desire. Her friend Mr. Malone joins her on the mission. When some people on the street can’t offer a satisfying answer, Nikki and Malone turn to an expert.New episodes come out every Thursday.Call Me Curious is available now on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you listen. You can listen ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/10/202230 minutes, 35 seconds
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Introducing: Call Me Curious

Is sugar really more addictive than cocaine? Does intermittent fasting work? Should I buy crypto? We’re all on 24-7 information overload, on our news feeds, in our inboxes, on TikTok… it’s hard to know what is real and what isn’t. Every week on CALL ME CURIOUS, Nikki Boyer (Dying for Sex, The Daily Smile) and friends like Mr. Malone are going to dive into all the things you’ve heard about, but don’t really know about. That’s right - No more nodding along at parties or running into the bathroom to Google, “Why do people get nipple rings?” We’ll learn and laugh as we explore life’s little mysteries, the internet’s hot topics, and burning gotta-know questions. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/28/20221 minute, 27 seconds